The stars of Nigeria and Ivory Coast played a key role in the Blue Chargers’ victory over the Black Puffinhawks on Saturday night
Francis Eze and Simon Deli each contributed an assist as Mario Balotelli inspired Adana Demir Sports to defeat Rizespor 3-1 in the Turkish Premier League on Saturday. .
Both teams participated in this game because they failed to win any of the last four games in all competitions, however, after 90 minutes, the hosts had the upper hand.
Still bitter about the last 4-0 loss to Fatih Karagumruk, Vincenzo Montella’s players are aiming to play against the Black Puffinhawks at the new Adana Stadium.
After the game started, Balotelli gave the Blue Chargers the lead after a foul in the visiting team’s danger zone within one minute of half an hour.
The former Inter Milan and Manchester City star expertly passed the ball to goalkeeper Gokhan Akkan.
Five minutes before the break, the home team doubled the advantage through Matias Vargas, who was dribbled by Nigerian midfielder Ezeh.
Rizespor was stronger in the second half, but they couldn’t go beyond Adana’s goal area. However, their persistence paid off six minutes before the hour mark, as Taylor Boyd assisted Fernando Boulderlin in defeating goalkeeper Ferhart Kaplan.
This goal is a reality check of the home team waking up from a deep sleep. Thanks to Deli’s assists, they regained their two-goal advantage in the 66th minute.
As there were no goals in the rest of the game, Adana Demir Sports won their first victory of the 2021-22 season.
In the 55th minute, Nigeria’s Ezeh was replaced by Metehan Mimaroglu, and Ivory Coast star Deli saw every minute of action.
The Democratic Republic of Congo forward Britt Asombalonga was introduced to Balotelli with 8 minutes left in the game. And David Aquintola (Nigeria) and Younes Belhanda (Morocco) played no role in this game.
On the other hand, Yannick Bolasie was given the starting role of Rizespor before giving way to former French international Loic Remy in the 65th minute.
One minute later, Nigerian striker Aminu Umar was introduced to Joel Pohjanpalo, while Burkina Faso’s Bryan Dabo was undressed.